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Stress and Your Eyes

September 15, 2021

We think it’s fair to say that we have all been stressed since March 2020, don’t you think? There have been many studies done on mental health since the start of this pandemic. We are all feeling the effects of new responsibilities and new things to worry about. That stress is added on top of your normal stressors and might be causing some distress in your life. Did you know stress can affect your eye health?

Stress can cause a lot of health issues when not properly dealt with. Whether you are concerned about your work, your kids, your finances, or this pandemic, it is important to carve out time each day to de-stress.

What is stress?

Stress is your body’s response to any changes that interfere with its normal activities which can cause your body to have an adverse reaction. We think it’s worth a mention so that you can pay attention to the warning signs and take care of your all-around health.

Signs

  • Blurry Vision
  • Eye Twitching
  • Headaches
  • Watery or Dry Eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye Floaters

If you are experiencing any of these signs its important that you don’t write them off. They can persist and start to affect your day-to-day activities. In some very server cases, prolonged stress even caused vision loss.

What to do?

The best thing you can do is start to recognize what causes you stress and try to change your mindset about it. We also recommend setting aside a time each day to do something you enjoy. Find a hobby that can help you to let the stress of everyday life melt away. Some things we recommend:

  • Taking a Walk
  • Bike Ride
  • Reading
  • Meditation
  • Getting to bed early
  • Breathing exercises

The last, and most important thing we want you to remember is that if you have any of these symptoms come and see us here at TriCounty Eye Associates. We want to be a part of your eye health journey and make sure you are staying as healthy as possible.

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